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DarioV reviewed Batman: Damned #1 Oct 1, 2018
6.5

Beautiful art, but I'm not digging the narrative style Azzarello adopts here. There are some interesting aspects to it, like the astonishingly blasphemous and beautiful last few pages, but the overly vague voice-over from Constantine really didn't help throughout.

Batman: Damned #1

By: Brian Azzarello, Lee Bermejo
Released: Sep 19, 2018

DC BLACK LABEL, the highly anticipated new imprint from DC Comics, starts here!
The Joker is dead.
There is no doubt about that. But whether Batman finally snapped his scrawny neck or some other sinister force in Gotham City did the deed is still a mystery.
Problem is, Batman can't remember... and the more he digs into this labyrinthin...

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DarioV dropped Despicable Deadpool from their pull list Aug 21, 2018

Despicable Deadpool

DEADPOOL KILLS CABLE Part 1
Deadpool's going back to his vile beginnings as a mercenary and wanted killer.  No more being a hero.  No more X-Men.  No more Avengers.  And if he wants to break bad again, what's more despicable than killing your best friend? Cable better get ready because his old friend Wade...

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DarioV dropped The Mighty Thor (2015) from their pull list Aug 21, 2018

The Mighty Thor (2015)

When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.

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DarioV dropped Justice League: No Justice from their pull list Aug 21, 2018

Justice League: No Justice

DARK NIGHTS: METAL left the DCU transformed in ways both terrifying and wondrous-and only the Justice League is strong enough to face the threats to come...or are they? Four giant beings comprised of the universe's major energies-Mystery, Wonder, Wisdom and Entropy-who sustain their life force by devouring planets are on their way to destroy the pl...

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DarioV added Justice League (2018) to their pull list Aug 21, 2018

Justice League (2018)

"THE TOTALITY" part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes...in ways our heroes couldn't possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will sh...

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DarioV reviewed Justice League #1 Aug 21, 2018
8.5

I'll never get tired to say that writing the core superhero team for Marvel or DC might be the hardest feat in mainstream comics, and if anyone was going to be able to do it, that was Scott Snyder. He has by now proved himself over and over, both in more intimate stories (most of his Batman run) and in hyper bombastic ones (for one, Metal), so I believe he's going to make the Justice League great more

Justice League #1

By: Scott Snyder, Jim Cheung
Released: Jun 6, 2018

"THE TOTALITY" part one! A brand-new era begins here! Comics legends Scott Snyder and Jim Cheung launch the Justice League into a cosmos-shaking mystery that will draw out their most terrible foes...in ways our heroes couldn't possibly imagine! In this debut issue, Martian Manhunter struggles to protect the team from an incoming threat that will sh...

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DarioV added Extermination (2018) to their pull list Aug 21, 2018

Extermination (2018)

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Write...

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DarioV reviewed Extermination #1 Aug 21, 2018
8.0

Ed Brisson is tasked with streamlining the complex situation that started six years ago with Bendis's run on "All-New X-Men", and it looks like he's doing a good job at it. Sure, the story is nothing special at all and feels like the nth iteration of characters from the future/past messing up with the X-Men, but it is laid out in a very human, family-like way that I really appreciate in an X-Comic more

Extermination #1

By: Ed Brisson, Pepe Larraz
Released: Aug 15, 2018

Cyclops. Iceman. Angel. Beast. Marvel Girl. The original team of teen mutants brought together by Professor Charles Xavier many years ago have been shunted through time to find a world they barely recognize but were determined to help. Now, finding themselves targeted for death, the future of mutantkind lies squarely in the hands of its past. Write...

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DarioV reviewed Fantastic Four #1 Aug 12, 2018
8.0

All these reviews giving low scores because the FF aren't together yet don't see the point. This was a very good introduction to possible new readers but also featured a massively important event for the reunion of the team. It also has the light-hearted feeling that an FF comic should carry, so all seems to point to Slott being the right choice for the greatest super-team of all time.

Fantastic Four #1

By: Dan Slott, Skottie Young
Released: Aug 8, 2018

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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DarioV added Fantastic Four (2018) to their pull list Aug 12, 2018

Fantastic Four (2018)

FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT - THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call...

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DarioV reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #2 Aug 3, 2018
5.5

Complete trash dialogues, story and art up until the last couple of pages. Probably still an idiotic turn of events, but I'll give Spencer the benefit of doubt, AGAIN.

Amazing Spider-Man #2

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jul 25, 2018

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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DarioV reviewed Tony Stark: Iron Man #1 Jul 22, 2018
5.5

A pretty bad start for a series I already didn't have too much faith in. Let's face it: Dan Slott cannot write complex characters, and he really shows it here, with the most cliché issue #1 in the whole Fresh Start relaunch. The art was nothing special either.

Tony Stark: Iron Man #1

By: Dan Slott, Valerio Schiti
Released: Jun 20, 2018

TAKE FLIGHT WITH DAN SLOTT & VALERIO SCHITI!
From the cusp of tomorrow's dreams to the forefront of imagination, one man always soars on the cutting edge of adventure!
You know his name. Tony Stark is Iron Man.
And Iron Man...is an idea. Always changing. Always evolving. An idea without limit!
Take wing with DAN SLOTT (AMAZING SPIDE...

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DarioV reviewed Marvel Two-In-One #7 Jul 21, 2018
7.5

This one was more of a filler story for the most part, but it actually makes it up in the end with a well needed development and an unexpected and "revoltin" one that should make things interesting going on.

I'm not sure why at the beginning the editor says that this story happens before "Invincible Iron Man" #600, so I guess I'll have to check that out!

Marvel Two-In-One #7

By: Chip Zdarsky, Paco Medina
Released: Jun 27, 2018

"NEXT OF KIN" BEGINS!
Powerless and lost, Ben and Johnny fight for their survival in the wasteland ruled by ... THE SPIDER. But will the Spider destroy them first...or will the shocking revelations?
Rated T+

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DarioV reviewed Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1 Jul 20, 2018
9.0

A superb annual, with a serious psychological insight in Doom's mind and past, but also hilarious interactions between Doom, Ben and the Council. Amongst all this, a shocking revelation that starts to give a bit of sense to what happened to Doom after "Secret Wars" THREE years ago. Marvel has really wanted to keep the F4's story on hold, but now that we can finally find it out, it's great.

Marvel Two-In-One Annual #1

By: Chip Zdarsky, Declan Shalvey
Released: Jun 13, 2018

THE THING AND THE INFAMOUS IRON MAN - UNRAVELING THE SECRETS OF SECRET WARS!
There is but one place in the Multiverse where VICTOR VON DOOM holds no sway. A spot where even DOOM can be judged and tamed. A place that houses...THE COUNCIL OF REEDS. Can Doom escape with his life in order to save BEN & JOHNNY?
Rated T+

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DarioV reviewed Marvel Two-In-One #6 Jul 20, 2018
8.5

Very good one, solid writing and characterization of each character. Cheung is perfect for the series, so I'm glad he's back.

Marvel Two-In-One #6

By: Chip Zdarsky, Jim Cheung
Released: May 30, 2018

THE FATE OF THE FOUR - REVEALED AT LAST!
A mad final gambit against the death of a universe! Ben and Johnny join forces with familiar friends, but will DOOM ruin everything? THE FATE OF THE FOUR will be determined here!
Rated T

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DarioV reviewed Immortal Hulk #3 Jul 20, 2018
9.0

Holy shit this issue was fantastic. Ewing is definitely stepping up the writing and the plot intricacy here, delivering each month a completely different type of storytelling, with the best being this one hands down.

It is also the first time in my life I read a comic that actually makes good use of having different artists collaborating on the issue. Brilliant stuff. I am now, officia more

Immortal Hulk #3

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 18, 2018

What happened in the church on Mercer Avenue? What made the Lembert boy do what he did? Who is the One Below All? Reporter Jackie McGee has four eyewitnesses, with four different viewpoints, telling four different stories. But they all saw Bruce Banner...and the Immortal Hulk.
Rated T+

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DarioV reviewed Immortal Hulk #2 Jul 18, 2018
8.0

With issue #2, I'm definitely in for the ride. This episode had a very smart idea at its core, the grieving thing, and some intense moments. The art has also improved.

I still feel that the problems of the series are the vagueness in what happened between Banner's supposed death and the present, and some not-so-fresh or innovative ideas, like Bruce's internal struggle with the Hulk and more

Immortal Hulk #2

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jul 4, 2018

A random small-town tragedy. A mystery illness that spreads with grief. A green glow on a lonely mountain. Three puzzle pieces that fit together to make a nightmare. And the only mind on Earth than can connect them up...belongs to the Immortal Hulk.
Rated T+

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DarioV reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #1 Jul 16, 2018
7.5

Definitely a start that makes me hope for a better run than Slott's, but it still has a lot to work on to be great. For the nth time, Peter is down on his luck, no money, yadda yadda. Low quality jokes, check. Back in love with MJ, which will last for like 5 issues as usual? Check. Feeling bad for not being able to fulfill Uncle Ben's words? CHECK. The art style comes from the man who drew "Invinc more

Amazing Spider-Man #1

By: Nick Spencer, Ryan Ottley
Released: Jul 11, 2018

An alien invasion hits New York City and the only one who can stop it is...Spider-Man?! But that's far from all you'll find here -  a revelation from the past puts Peter Parker's job, relationships, and whole life in jeopardy! And if even that's not enough, you'll see a new roommate, new love interests - and a new villain! Spider-Man goes back to...

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DarioV reviewed Immortal Hulk #1 Jun 11, 2018
6.5

Not a terrible issue, but I don't think it's that amazing either: the idea behind the comic is as old as the Hulk itself, and it has no shame in admitting that, but it also doesn't feel as riveting or clever as it might seem because of it. Dialogues are pretty poor and this new turn from Hulk needs loads of explanations. Art is decent, but nothing too crazy except for some Hulk expressions near th more

Immortal Hulk #1

By: Al Ewing, Joe Bennett
Released: Jun 6, 2018

HORROR HAS A NAME.
You'd never notice the man. He doesn't like to be noticed. He's quiet. Calm. Never complains. If someone were to walk up and shoot him in the head... all he'd do is die.
Until night falls. And someone else gets up again.
The man's name is Banner.
The horror is THE IMMORTAL HULK.
Rated T+

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DarioV rated Doomsday Clock #5 Jun 1, 2018
8.5

Doomsday Clock #5

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: May 30, 2018

The Comedian lives! The Mime and Marionette loose in Gotham City! Rorschach is locked in the bowels of Arkham Asylum! Secrets will be revealed as the Doomsday Clock ticks on...

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DarioV reviewed Black Panther #1 May 29, 2018
8.5

A great way to introduce a new chapter in T'Challa's story. It is not even clear IF the protagonist is T'Challa himself (and the same can be said for M'Baku and the others), but the storytelling, favoring silence over excessive explanations, makes it an emotional and definitely intriguing read. Only negative note: it reminds me way too much of "Black Bolt", which came out just a year ago.

Black Panther #1

By: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Daniel Acuna
Released: May 23, 2018

A NEW DIRECTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES & DANIEL ACUñA!
A bold new direction for the Black Panther! For years, T'Challa has fought off invaders from his homeland, protecting Wakanda from everything from meddling governments to long-lost gods. Now, he will discover that Wakanda is much bigger than he ever dreamed...
Across the vast Multiverse...

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DarioV dropped Avengers (2018) from their pull list May 19, 2018

Avengers (2018)

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.

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DarioV added Venom (2018) to their pull list May 17, 2018

Venom (2018)

A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers - VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat co...

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DarioV added Justice League: No Justice to their pull list May 17, 2018

Justice League: No Justice

DARK NIGHTS: METAL left the DCU transformed in ways both terrifying and wondrous-and only the Justice League is strong enough to face the threats to come...or are they? Four giant beings comprised of the universe's major energies-Mystery, Wonder, Wisdom and Entropy-who sustain their life force by devouring planets are on their way to destroy the pl...

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DarioV dropped Black Bolt from their pull list May 17, 2018

Black Bolt

THE KING OF THE INHUMANS' FIRST SOLO SERIES!
Black Bolt imprisoned! But by who? And where exactly? The answers to both will shock you! But to learn those answers, Black Bolt must first win a fight to the death with a fellow inmate - The Absorbing Man! Award-winning science fiction writer Saladin Ahmed (Throne of the Crescent Moon) crafts a stor...

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DarioV dropped Defenders (2017) from their pull list May 17, 2018

Defenders (2017)

Daredevil! Luke Cage! Jessica Jones! Iron Fist! Individually, these four heroes have been on the front lines of the battle to keep the streets of the city safe and secure! But now, with a deadly enemy from the dim past making a major move to unite the underworld, they will need to become more - they will need to become DEFENDERS! Brian Michael Bend...

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DarioV dropped Captain America (2017) from their pull list May 17, 2018

Captain America (2017)

HOME OF THE BRAVE  Part 1
HOME OF THE BRAVE begins - and Steve Rogers is back in action in the red-white-and-blue! Steve begins a journey across America to restore his tarnished reputation - and the dangers he encounters along the way are unlike any he's faced before! PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Rated T+

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DarioV added Avengers (2018) to their pull list May 17, 2018

Avengers (2018)

A NEW ERA DAWNS FOR EARTH'S MIGHTIEST HEROES -
courtesy of JASON AARON and ED McGUINNESS!
Thor Odinson. Steve Rogers. Tony Stark. The Big Three of the Avengers are reunited at last! And just in time to save the world from total annihilation at the hands of their most powerful enemies yet: the 2000-foot-tall space gods known as Celestials.

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DarioV reviewed Avengers #2 May 17, 2018
7.5

This comic is on the verge between a mediocre, common Avengers story and something much bigger and potentially important. Only time will be able to tell, for now we need to wait and see I guess, as some aspects are too cliche and nostalgia-oriented (Loki for instance), while others seem groundbreaking (the Avengers of the past and their connection to the current events).

Avengers #2

By: Jason Aaron, Ed McGuinness
Released: May 16, 2018

• Black Panther and Dr. Strange battle for their lives deep within the earth...
•  Captain Marvel battles death and destruction raining down from the skies...
•  ...while Thor, Iron Man and Captain America lead the valiant (yet hopeless) fight against the Final Host of Dark Celestials.
•  And Ghost Rider and the Savage Hu...

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DarioV reviewed Venom #1 May 12, 2018
9.0

I had no intention to pick up this book until I was informed of its creative team. And, I gotta say, Cates is a genius. Not because of the story itself (which is great anyway) but because he can make something good out of a clear exploitation comic, born solely because of the upcoming movie. It looks like the plot intends to touch a huge scale for the history of symbiotes, and its grim, mysterious more

Venom #1

By: Donny Cates, Ryan Stegman
Released: May 9, 2018

A NEW SERIES BY DONNY CATES & RYAN STEGMAN!
In the wake of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s collapse, an ancient and primordial evil has been awakened beneath the streets of New York, and with it, something equally evil has awakened in that most Wicked of Webslingers - VENOM! Still a Lethal Protector of the innocents in New York, this never-before-seen threat co...

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